The Whiteley Clinic in Guildford, Surrey, has today become the first official Isobar Compression Scanning Centre, providing scanning for the world’s most precise compression garments clinically proven to prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in travel.
Isobar's exact-fit compression garments deliver the precise pressures needed to reduce the risk of DVT from frequent and long-haul flights, as well as helping patients suffering from vascular conditions such as leg ulcers and lymphoedema. Isobar Compression also speeds recovery for sports men and women following training or competition by reducing muscle soreness.
Isobar’s patented technology includes taking a 3D scan of the patient’s leg or arm, capturing 260,000 different data points from which a personalised garment is produced. Importantly, Isobar garments deliver the exact pressure a patient or customer needs for their condition or travel need. As the unique garments fit each individual limb perfectly, they are more comfortable and more effective.
Professor Mark Whiteley said: "The Whiteley Clinic is proud to be able to offer the Isobar system for measuring and manufacturing compression garments, tailored precisely to each patient. This fits in with our own research led approach where we tailor each venous procedure to the individual patient, ensuring the lowest recurrence rate from venous surgery that is possible to obtain. We feel that Isobar reflects our own values in providing the very best for our patients, tailored to their exact requirements."
The Whiteley Clinic is a private medical facility specialising in the treatment of varicose veins and other venous conditions, such as thread veins, leg ulcers, lymphoedema and phlebitis.
Their own continued research, audited results, inventions and new technologies used in varicose veins treatment have led to the development of The Whiteley Protocol®, a standard of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins.
The Whiteley Clinic has the very latest venous duplex ultrasound machines operated by specialist clinical vascular scientists, trained to the standards required for the Whiteley Protocol.
Unlike many hospitals and clinics, scans are performed by specialist clinical vascular scientists who specialise in venous scanning rather than arterial or general scanning. As recommended by NICE clinical guidelines CG 168, the clinical vascular scientists work as part of a team with consultants who specialise in venous disease to ensure that optimal diagnosis and treatment regimes are prescribed for each patient.
Professor Charles McCollum, Professor of Surgery at the University of Manchester, leading vascular consultant and Isobar Chief Medical Advisor, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Whiteley Clinic as an Isobar Scanning Centre.
“Isobar Compression delivers the precise pressures needed for each indication, whether improving recovery for elite athletes, DVT prevention, or treating lymphoedema and leg ulcers. Exact-fit socks are the only compression to guarantee delivering the pressure needed to reduce DVT and treat venous conditions. The Whiteley Clinic will be able to exclusively offer this service to their customers.”
Customers can book their 3D scan with The Whiteley Clinic by calling 01483 477180.